Label: Not On Label
Country: Japan
Released: June 2018
Recorded: Budokan Hall, Tokyo March 31st. & April 1st. 1976.
Sound: Very good audience recording.
Comments:  CD with recording taken from the vinyl bootleg with same name. Same cover as vinyl release. Back cover has tracks re-made for cd release.
This recording comes actually from 2 gigs. I can't confirm which tracks comes from the March 31st. really. I've use the cover information, even I have heard only 'Seven Seas Of Rhye' is from first date.
Roots: Vinyl LP with same name.
Time: 59:20

Front cover

 1. Intro: Bohemian Rhapsody (tape & rock part)
 2. Flick Of The Wrist
 3. Hangman
 4. Brighton Rock incl. Guitar Solo
 5. Son And Daughter (reprise)
 6. Seven Seas Of Rhye *
 7. Father To Son
 8. Doing All Right *
 9. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon *
 10. Keep Yourself Alive
 11. Now I’m Here
 12. See What A Fool I’ve Been
 13. God Save The Queen

* Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 31st March 1976

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Back cover

In 1976, she came back to Japan with the historical masterpiece “Night of the Opera” pulled back. Legendary analog · boot legs that have handed down the scene are reprinted with the highest quality ever.
That legendary board is “INVITE YOU TO A NIGHT AT THE BUDOKAN”. It is a superb audience recording of ” April 1, 1976: Nippon Budokan ” performance. This analog board was just a legend. It is not an era when the recording seems to be disturbed immediately after the live as it is now, but the official live album was a dream of a dream again in 1976. It appeared as early as it was in such an era, let me hear “raw QUEEN” with a wonderful sound. As well as memories of those who came to the concert, many people responded to the popularity that continues to rise afterwards, and many were pressed again, CDs were made and I continued to convey the scene of “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA TOUR”. It was just a live album to be the storyteller of the legend.
This work is the highest peak record of such a legendary board ever. Unfortunately, the original master of this recording has not been discovered until now, and its vertex is the original release board “Marc Records TQ – 76059”. Overseas QUEEN researchers succeeded in finding exciting mints. It digitized it in a high-end environment specialized for analog raising. This week, we will release a similar analog raising miracle plate “THE ROYAL AMERICAN TOUR 1975” at the same time, but this work is also done by the same researcher.
That quality is exquisite. Even when listening with headphones, the glossiness where almost no needle patch is found, the sense of stability not feeling rotation unevenness, the freshness as it was at that time that it was able to hold because it is a vinyl. 42 years ago, the manufacturing process of Bootleg LP is not high altitude, but it is incredibly beautiful and beautiful.
Of course, the recording itself is wonderful above such board raising accuracy. Actually, this masterpiece is not a full collection of one show. It is an excerpt collection of about one hour, and some songs are also used “live on March 31” the day before. First of all, let’s check the position of the show at the schedule of the time.· March 22: Nippon Budokan
· March 23: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
· March 24: Himeji City Kokusai Kaikan
· March 26: Kyushu Gymnasium (2 performances)
· March 29th: Osaka Health Pension Center (2 performances)
· March 31st: Nippon Budokan 【this work (part)】
· April 1: Nippon Budokan 【This work (most part)】
· April 2: Miyagi Prefecture Sports Center
· April 4th: Nihon University Noda AuditoriumQUEEN already played a global break, but the Japanese popularity that became its forerunners is still tremendous. For the second time, it was a rare schedule including 3 Nippon Budokan 3 performances. This work was composed from two consecutive performances of that Nippon Budokan. Four out of 13 tracks were “Seven Seas Of Rhye” “Father To Son” “Doing All Right” “Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon” was “March 31” and the rest was “April 1” .
Such editing is actually seemingly in the 70’s, but the finish is not like the 70’s. It is very skillfully assembled, and there is almost no discomfort in the recording difference. Both of them have a wonderful atmosphere feeling, very on. Although it is not the type that is mistaken for a soundboard, the venue sound creates a sense of scale, and neither cloudy nor cloudy the details. Although it seems that “The main recording is more direct”, it is because quality distribution is known, but it is a quality and unity that is sufficiently a musical work.
A show drawn with such quality …… This is also suitable for the legend’s name. It was also known that Freddy ‘s bad physical condition was re – arrived in Japan in 1976, and it worsened as the tour progressed. However, its bottom is called Fukuoka, gradually recovering from Osaka. At this Nippon Budokan, I am returning to a normal tune, especially “April 1” which is the main work of this work will listen to a performance that is good enough to say the best condition. The singing voice is powerful, Impro is stretching. “I Tachiha Tokyo Nimata came, Tomomo Sachi Sedes” “Thank you very much!” Japanese MC also jumped out everywhere and it was really good. Three other people enthusiastically to be taken by such Freddie, the guitar riff of “Brighton Rock” and the beat of “Seven Seas Of Rhye” are also crisp.
“Hangman” and “Father To Son” symbolize such a strong success. Both of them were hardly played at “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA TOUR”, and the early masterpieces that could not be picked up even afterwards. I am playing both of them. As mentioned above, this work is not full recording, but the remixed symbolic song was left with the finest sound. That alone is a valuable live album.Currently full recording of “April 1” is also known, but it is another recording from this work. Quality can not be compared at all either. “Valuable” Hangman “” Father To Son “including” Legendary sound “that has inherited the second visit to Japan. “The sound of a storyteller” who continued to convey the charm of raw QUEEN. This work is a cultural heritage album that permanently preserves such historical recording with the highest peak quality ever. Please enjoy it with your press CD that will never fade forever.